Delayed Boeing 787 on its way to Tokyo
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
SEATAC (AP) — Two Boeing 787 Dreamliners took off Tuesday afternoon from Seattle-Tacoma airport, including the one grounded Monday by a maintenance issue.
The Seattle Times reports All Nippon AIrways flew the 787 into Sea-Tac from Japan on Monday. It was the first of the new Boeing planes to land there. The plane took off on its return flight at 1:55 Tuesday, more than a day after scheduled.
After a welcoming ceremony at the airport Monday, the plane was grounded by a faulty valve in the cooling system for the electronics bay.
A second Dreamliner arrived at Sea-Tac from Tokyo on Tuesday morning, 77 minutes ahead of schedule.
That flight also took off for its return to Japan on Tuesday afternoon.